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IMPORTANT FIRE SAFETY ORDINANCE
ordinance 6148 hazardous vegetation.pdf


Smokey the Bear
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Through Friday, February 23, 2018, 8am-1pm
MRRPD in Partnership with the Conservation Corp
TIRE AMNESTY!
MRRPD middle parking lot, 20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio

Any and all tires may be dropped off for free.
Questions: 707-486-8499 Leslie@mrrpd.org

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Monday, March 5, 2018, 6-8pm
FoMR SUPPER CLUB
Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio
Monte Rio Supper Club

Visit Friends of Monte Rio for more information and printable fliers!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
NEW DEADLINE: WANTED:
Volunteers for Community Advisory Group
for Lower Russian River Septic System Planning Effort

The County of Sonoma, in collaboration with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, is soliciting volunteers to be part of a Community Advisory Group (CAG) that will provide input and recommendations for projects addressing failing septic systems in the lower Russian River. The first task of the CAG will be to provide input on the development of a Request for Proposal for consultant services for a draft planning study that will identify community-driven solutions to septic system challenges in the lower Russian River.
 
The attached solicitation letter was mailed on January 24, 2018, and indicates a final application date of February 15, 2018. In an effort to encourage full participation, the final application date has been extended to March 15, 2018.
 
If you are interested in participating in this important effort, please submit a letter of interest (brief is ok) to:
 
Karen McBride (916) 549-3265 KMcBride@rcac.org or
Linda Stonestreet (707) 890-2294 LStonestreet@rcac.org  
 
Rural Development Specialists
RCAC/Community and Environmental Services
3120 Freeboard Drive #201
West Sacramento, CA 95691
www.rcac.org 

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 6-9pm
Friends of Monte Rio GAME NIGHT
Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio

FoMR Game Night

Visit Friends of Monte Rio for more information and printable fliers!
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Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2-12pm
FoMR SPRING CELEBRATION
Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio

Friends of Monte Rio Spring Celebration

Visit Friends of Monte Rio for more information and printable fliers!

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Saturday, April 14, 9-5pm & Sunday, April 15, 9-5pm
E -WASTE COLLECTION & GOODWILL COLLECTION
MRRPD middle parking lot, 20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio

Goodwill will take all donations and take mattresses free of charge.
Questions: 707-486-8499 Leslie@mrrpd.org
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DOG LOST IN MONTE RIO

Lost Dog in Monte Rio

pdf flier to print and share here.

How to Crate Train Your Dog (and avoid unnecessary tragedy): Click here.
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PRESERVE THE RUSSIAN RIVER CORRIDOR IN DISTRICT 5!
welcome to monte rio

The Board of Supervisors is still encouraging vacation rentals with inflated day & night occupancy allowances to block emergency vehicle access on dodgy narrow roads in Monte Rio and to overload septics.

If a resident wants to apply for a vacation rental exclusion zone for their road based on topography and/or public safety, the application fee is $8,400.

Occupancy for vacation rentals is being based on number of bedrooms, not capacity of the septic system/cesspool. Permit applicants are allowed to hire their own contractor to verify unit compatibility. The nearest example to my home: A two-bedroom home is permitted for 6 overnight guests and an additional 6 daytime guests (who shower after swimming in the river and soaking in the ubiquitous hot tub). That's 12 people using a 750gal. septic. The PRMD's own Well & Septic Department advises no more than 2 occupants for a 750gal. septic. Daily load on a tank this size should be no more than 300 gal.

Support sensible changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance and PRMD enforcement!
(These concerns (and more), were brought to Efren Carrillo's attention prior to the Board of Supervisor's April 2016 vote on changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance. Our concerns were not addressed.)

Order your 'Welcome to Monte Rio' apparel at the link to the right.
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The Next Generation of:
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
SEND IN THE CLOWNS!


(Mouse over image to participate)
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TOXIC BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS
FOR MONTE RIO & PATERSON POINT:

toxic algae russian river

Click here for weekly reports.

Monte Rio is a town with approximately 1,058 residents and is 1.90 square miles in size.

It is considered to be lower middle class. In other words, a disproportionately large percentage of its households earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year.




 
 
WELCOME TO
MONTE RIO
VACATION RENTAL CLUSTERF*CK
WE'RE ALL MAD.

Click on t-shirt, below, for enlargement..
monte rio t-shirt

ORDER T-SHIRTS, TANK TOPS & HOODIES HERE!

Show your support for a Sonoma County PRMD policy change to base vacation rental day & night occupancy allowances on SEPTIC DAILY LOAD CAPACITY, NOT number of bedrooms.

100% of profits will go to the Russian Riverkeeper to support their continued efforts of protecting the Russian River Watershed!

Friends of Monte Rio
 
Share Sonoma
 
(Shared Housing And Resource Exchange) offers a free Home Sharing Program for anyone living in Sonoma County.

Our program creates affordable housing, using existing housing, helps our seniors remain home safely to age in place, and helps to prevent homelessness.

SHARE facilitates secure home shares for home owners or renters with those in need of housing, who are currently stressed financially, experiencing life transitions, looking for companionship, and/or needing basic assistance to remain home safely and THRIVE!
 
Lucy's Lounge
Rio Cafe
5th District Supervisor
Lynda Hopkins
Lynda Hopkins

Click on photo to visit her website
 
Monte Rio Central is the Free Online Community Directory and Resource Finder!
(Best physical bulletin boards are in the window of Bartlett's Market on Main St @ Moscow Rd. and at the Monte Rio Post Office)
Submissions can be made via the contact link in the menu.



DUTCH BILL CREEK



William "Dutch Bill" Howard (born 1823) was a Danish seaman who jumped ship at San Francisco Bay in 1849 and started a new life as a homesteader near the source of this creek.

In the 1870s, the North Pacific Coast Railroad was built through the valley. In return for donating right-of-way to the railroad, Howard received a lifetime railway pass and got a station named after him.

Join the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed listserve group.

 
 
efren carrillo
 
   
 
 
 
Pacific Wren